Death Penalty

  • Campaign to End the Death Penalty - A national grassroots abolitionist organization that works with prisoners, family members and organizers. CEDP publishes a newsletter called The New Abolitionist (free to prisoners).

  • Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty - CCAPD is s not for profit organization dedicated to abolishing the death penalty. Site includes inmates currently on death row, executed prisoners, prison pen pals, upcoming execution dates, and those who have been exonerated, re sentenced, and released.

  • Catholics Against Capital Punishment - CACP strives to insure that members of the clergy and laypeople -- both Catholic and non-Catholic -- are aware of, and understand the seriousness of, Church teachings on capital punishment. It seeks to instill in elected officials the courage to resist the temptation to support the death penalty as a politically-expedient way of promoting themselves as "tough on crime."

  • Chicago Innocence Project - The Chicago Innocence Project investigates cases in which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit, with priority to murder cases that resulted in sentences of death or life without parole. CIP involves college students, community residents, private investigators and journalists in the reporting process. Does not represent clients in criminal cases, but after our investigation is completed, outside counsel may bring new evidence of innocence to court. The fundamental goal is to expose and remedy wrongdoing by the criminal justice system.

  • Death Penalty Focus - Dedicated to abolishing capital punishment through grassroots organizing, media outreach, nationwide coalition building, and education of political and civic leaders and the public about the death penalty and its alternatives. Does not offer any legal services or become involved in individual legal cases.

  • Death Penalty Information Center - DPIC focuses on disseminating studies and reports related to the death penalty to the news media and general public covering subjects such as race, innocence, politicization, costs of the death penalty, and more. Most of their publications are freely downloadable from their website, or available for a small fee in printed format. Request a copy of their Resource Order Form, and also a current list of their publications concerning individual state death penalty issues.

  • Death Row Support Project - Offers pen-pal services to death row inmates only. Can connect Spanish-speaking pen-pals on a limited basis.

  • Fight the Death Penalty in the US - This website is dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in the USA.

  • The Habeas Corpus Resource Center - HCRC, located in San Francisco, provides counsel to represent indigent men and women under sentence of death in California. The HCRC's mission is to provide timely, high-quality legal representation for indigent petitioners in death penalty habeas corpus proceedings before the Supreme Court of California and the federal courts.

  • KCADP - The Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

  • Moratorium Campaign - Not-for-profit, nonpolitical organization dedicated to obtaining a moratorium on the death penalty internationally.

  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - Publishes "Lifelines", a quarterly newspaper about what's going on in the struggle for death penalty abolition. Does not offer legal resources.

  • Ohio's Death Row - Resources related to Ohio's Death Row. Includes information about the history of, procedures used, current and past inmates, etc.

  • The Other Death Penalty Project - A national, grassroots, organizing campaign founded and managed by life without the possibility of parole prisoners with the goal of ending the other death penalty. Through peaceful, nonviolent activism, the Project hopes to join in the death penalty abolition movement to end ALL forms of the death penalty, including death by incarceration.

  • Pro-Death - A site developed as a resource for those searching the internet for pro-death penalty information and resources. Capital punishment is a topic that brings up deep emotional reactions for those on both sides of the issue and conflict for those who are undecided how they feel. We have developed a database of the victims of death row inmates. Most similar databases list the inmate, with very little, if any, information about their victims. Our database is indexed by the name of the victim. Currently, it contains over 1800 names of victims. There are over 3500 inmates currently on death row, and many have multiple victims so the database will eventually contain about five times as many names as it currently has.

  • Religious Tolerance: Death Penalty - Site dealing with the execution of criminals found guilty of having committed serious crimes. This used to be a universal practice. Most democracies in the world have abandoned the death penalty. The U.S. and Japan and South Korea are the only exceptions. No matter what your beliefs are, you will certainly see material with which you strongly disagree.

  • Southern Center for Human Rights - The Southern Center for Human Rights provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama only, and also publishes a Parolee Handbook, which serves as a guide the parole consideration process for people in Georgia's prisons. SCHR also publishes The Georgia Advocacy Handbook, a 46 page manual which helps explain the hierarchy in the GDC and how to maneuver within in it. Through this handbook families and friends of people incarcerated in Georgia will learn how to become advocates and implement appropriate and effective steps to resolve problems inside Georgia prisons.

  • Texas Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty - The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a grassroots
    Texas organization comprised of individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. We are an inclusive organization composed of human rights activists; death row prisoners and their families; crime victims and their families; persons working within the criminal justice system; persons opposed to capital punishment on religious and moral grounds; and other concerned citizens opposed to capital punishment.

  • Texas Defender Service - TDS is a private, non-profit law firm recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Founded in 1995, TDS's mission is to help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent Texans charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death. The firm's activities include: Directly representing death row inmates at all levels of the appellate process, concentrating primarily on representation in state and federal habeas corpus appeals.

  • The Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - WCADP seeks to abolish the death penalty. We work to educate the public, advocate through activities in the community, and inform political leaders. WCADP fulfills its mission by: Providing newsletters, other written resources, and an active Speaker's Bureau; Coordinating anti-death penalty activities across the State of Washington; Working with the media; Educating the Legislature; and Supporting Washington State death row prisoners.

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